Review Category : Arts

Live on campus

Three on-campus performances will be held at the ASUCD Coffee House and the ARC Pavilion next week. Two of the shows will be co-hosted by both the ASUCD Entertainment Council and KDVS 90.3 FM, and the EC will also co-host Skull Candy, a collaborative show featuring Gym Class Heroes and several other artists.

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Artsweek

MUSIC

Tamarama, Owitrain, Early States, Accelerate

Today, 8 p.m., $10 in advance

The Boardwalk in Orangevale

Now usually I'm very wary of any self-proclaimed "artist" who appears on a reality show. But I'll admit that Tamarama's Jay Lyon (known firstly as Whitney's dreamy Aussie boyfriend on MTV pseudo-reality show "The City" and secondly as the lead singer for band Tamarama) doesn't suck completely in the music department - that is, if I were to ever admit to being a fan of acts like Jack Johnson or John Mayer, or to even watching "The City" in the first place.

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CD Review: Franz Ferdinand

Rating: 4

As the third full-length album from Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand, Tonight comes over three years after their last LP.

Listeners expecting a return to the likes of singles "Take Me Out" and "This Fire" from their debut self-titled album will be pleasantly surprised.

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Can we “Coexist” on laughter alone?

The Coexist? Comedy Tour ft. Birdstrike Theater

Tuesday, 7 p.m., $4 general admission, $2 with a student ID

198 Young

Sometimes the topic of religion can be tense, controversial or even comforting. The Coexist? Comedy Tour is proving that religion can be a humorously good time as well.

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CD Review: Swan Lake

Rating: 4

There's a weighty back-story behind Swan Lake. Put simply, the band is a supergroup made up of three Canadian indie rock lead-singers - Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes, Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, and Dan Bejar of Destroyer.

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Getting inked for a good cause

Wild Bill's Tattoo-A-Thon

Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight

205 Vernon Street in Roseville

It's not usually the case for a tattoo parlor to be involved in community philanthropy, but for over seven years Wild Bill's Tattoo has been donating thousands of dollars to the UC Davis Children's Hospital.

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Katy Perry Review

Rating: 4

Katy Perry, the newest American pop star, is something of a cross between Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. Or perhaps it would be better to call her the unwanted step-sister of these pop darlings

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Insurgentes Review

Rating: 5

It's hard to find a single album, collaboration or production by Steven Wilson that's anything short of a masterpiece.

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The legacy of Jason Voorhies continues

Friday the 13th brings to mind bad luck and black cats less and less as Jason Voorhies becomes more popular.

Coming to theaters tomorrow is Friday the 13th, a brand new addition to the Jason saga. The film will be screened at the Regal Davis Holiday 6 at 101 F St.

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Can we still be friends?

Almost every college student has had some version of this experience: A friend is romantically inclined, but you think of it as a strictly platonic relationship. UC Davis communication professor Michael Motley tells students how to maintain a friendship after experiencing a romantic rejection. His research on unrequited love appears in "Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication.

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You might just be into He’s Just Not That Into You

The good thing about going into movies with low expectations is that you are rarely disappointed. Since it is inspired by the ever-popular self-help guide by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (which was itself inspired by a single line of dialogue on "Sex and the City"), He's Just Not That Into You automatically has hurdles of preconceptions to overcome.

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Gym Class Heroes tickets on sale today

Although Davis has its share of mid-sized and smaller concerts, larger acts usually travel across the Causeway to play in Sacramento at venues like the Arco Arena. This month, however, is an exception as a six-act show featuring Gym Class Heroes, Shwayze, LMFAO, Tyga, The Knux and HardNox will rock the UC Davis Pavilion on Feb. 26.

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The Unharnessed Power of Pastels

Upon walking into the room you first notice two large, very different landscape images on the walls to the right and left. Though one is of a vineyard and the other of a dusky Hawaiian horizon, the lines and shadowing are soft and exhibit a unique textured feeling.

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